About this object

Plaster painted mask and cartonnage apron with column of text. Wrapped with bandages.Plaster face is damaged with area of loss, fabric bindings broken, surface cracks and dirt. Cartonage is cracked and fragmenting. X rays do not reveal any skeletal material. Compare with Raven and Taconis, 'Egyptian Mummies' (Turnhout, 2005) no. 22, pp. 165-6. Possibly ex Joseph Sams collection.

Woodcut of object made by Llewellynn Jewitt FSA for Joseph Mayer.

Object specifics

  • Type
  • Culture
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date made
  • Materials
    Textile; Plaster; Human Body-Part; Paint
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Joseph Mayer
  • Collector
    Joseph Mayer
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt
  • Date collected
  • Measurements
    90 mm x 100 mm x 400 mm
  • Related people
    Joseph Mayer ( Collector, previous owner)


Previous owners

  • Joseph Mayer

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Purchased
    Owned until: 1867
    Disposal method: Donation
Object view = Humanities
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